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ecbi Publications

ecbi's Publications and Policy Analysis Unit (PPAU) generates information and advice for developing country negotiators that is relevant to the climate negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Developing countries often lack the economic and institutional capacity for policy analysis. If negotiators are unable to engage proactively by submitting proposals, responding to proposals from other States, and assessing the impact of global climate policy decisions on their individual States, progress in the negotiations can be hampered by the lack of alternatives and uncertainity. The differences in analytic capacity between developing countries and the industrialised world are often profound – developing countries lack support from organisations like the OECD, for instance, which has an immense apparatus producing thorough and focused reports, including direct advice on future policy responses to each of member country.

ecbi publications aim to be relevant to ongoing negotiations under the UNFCCC, timely, and trustworthy. PPAU works with negotiators from developing countries, sometimes through Editorial Committees, to identify UNFCCC issues where further analysis and policy advice is needed. Global experts are then teamed up with negotiators from devleoping countries to produce Policy Briefs and Discussion Notes. This partnership between experts and negotiators helps to ensure that the process of producing a Brief addresses the specific concerns of developing country negotiators; builds the capacity of developing country co-authors in policy analysis; and also builds ownership of the analysis. 

For new negotiators, and for use in ecbi Regional and Pre-COP Training Workshops, PPAU produces Background Papers and a series of Pocket Guides. These generally provide a more basic analysis of issues for newcomers to the process, along with the background and history of the issue in the negotiations. 

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Report on Regional Workshop for East and Southern Africa in Ethiopia, 2009

Report on Regional Workshop for East and Southern Africa in Ethiopia, 2009

Author:
IIED
Publication Date:
September, 2009

Climate Change Finance. Proceedings of the 2009 Oxford Fellowship and Seminar

Climate Change Finance. Proceedings of the 2009 Oxford Fellowship and Seminar

Climate Change Finance

Author:
Publication Date:
October, 2009

Negotiating the Development and Transfer of Technologies for a Copenhagen Outcome: Issues for Consideration.

Author:
Klein, Diarra, Lessolle
Publication Date:
September, 2009

Workshop Report. West Africa, Dakar, Senegal 2009

Workshop Report. West Africa, Dakar, Senegal 2009

Author:
Publication Date:
July, 2009

Adaptation Financing post 2012. Some thoughts

Author:
Saleemul Huq (Senior Fellow, Climate Change Group, International Institute for Environment and Development)
Publication Date:
September, 2009

Climate Change Finance Sources, Institutions, and Governance

2009 Fellows Presentation on Finance

Author:
2009 ecbi Oxford Fellows
Publication Date:
September, 2009

REDD. 2009 ecbi Oxford Fellows

Author:
2009 ecbi Oxford Fellows
Publication Date:
September, 2009

International Air Passenger Adaptation Levy (IAPAL): A proposal by the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) within the framework of the Bali Action Plan, submitted to the UNFCCC AWC-LCA on 12 December 2008; with Thirteen Questions and Answers compiled by Benito M¸ller

International Air Passenger Adaptation Levy (IAPAL): A proposal by the Group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) within the framework of the Bali Action Plan, submitted to the UNFCCC AWC-LCA on 12 December 2008; with Thirteen Questions and Answers compiled by Benito M¸ller

A proposal by the Group of LDCs within the framework of the Bali Action Plan

Author:
ecbi
Publication Date:
April, 2009

Two policy briefs detailing, on the one hand the history of the current financial mechanism, and suggesting, on the other a Reformed Financial Mechanism for the post Copenhagen period by Benito Müller and Luis Gomez-Echeverri are available for downloading.

Author:
Benito Müller, Luis Gomez-Echeverri
Publication Date:
April, 2009

Future of CDM

Author:
Benito Müller
Publication Date:
September, 2008

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